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Colombia, Czechia, Iceland, Italy, Iran, Lithuania, Palestine, Somalia, Syria, Ukraine, Venezuela in

Elegìa delle
cose perdute

An international dance-theatre event with live music. Connecting icelandic residents with refugees and asylum seekers, musicians and performers from all around the world.

Work in progress:

February 4th – 13.00

Gerðarsafn – Kópavogur Art Museum

Winter Lights Festival

We will present fragments from the performance as part of the Tracing Fragments exhibition directly in the exhibition space.

Free entry.

Final performance:

February 11th – 3 p.m

Reykjanesbær SBK Hangar, Grófin 2

Free entry.

Bus n. 55 form Fjörður at 13:53 to Hringbraut / Melteigur and a 6 min walk to the SBK Hangar.

Elegìa delle cose perdute

Elegìa delle cose perdute (Elegy of Lost Things) is inspired by the novel Os Pobres by the portuguese author and Historian Raul Brandao. The landscape evoked by this literary reference, on the edge between raw, sour, dreamlike and illusory, reflects a nostalgia, a Sehnsucht, a memory as matter that traces back our roots and identity and, at the same time, the separation from them and the feeling of moral exile that arises from it: a dream of impossible returns, anger facing the time that annihilates, a send-off from what is lost and that has marked the map of our inner journey. This creation investigates around the topos of the exile beyond its geographic significance, thus about the moral condition concerning anyone who may feel an alien in their living world, in a state of suspension between the past and the future, hope and nostalgia.


The desire that this condition implies is not the one of an immobile eternity but the one relied to ever newer genesis and to a place that remains, a place where it comes alive with a rebirth as a living matter, helping you to resist, to last, to change.


Bodies and landscape dialogue in this elegy of void that remains. They recognize themselves in a common desire, in somersaults of thoughts, in a gait which is vertigo and abandonment to a suspended and cyclic time of a waltz, form of a nostalgic sadness in its cyclic and suspended pace, asking to be celebrated and crossed, within a desire not of possession but of belonging. And here along with this logic, suddenly every idea of possible misery or poverty vanishes, there is nothing left that could be really lost.

Concept & direction: BPART – Lenka Flory, Michaela Kessler


Artistic direction: Zerogrammi, Stefano Mazzotta


Music dramaturgy: Linus Orri


Performed by: Amina Amici (I), Thorgerdur Atladóttir (IS), Gabriel Beddoes (I), Alejandro Bencomo (IS), Damien Camunez (F), Chiara Guglielmi (I), Audur Huld Gunnarsdóttir (IS) , Agáta Jarošová (CZ), Sigridur Laretta Jonsdottir (IS), Lara Hereu Macho (CZ), Tiffany Margelin (IS), Riccardo Micheletti (I), Alessio Rundeddu (I), Marie Svobodová (CZ), Orkun Türkmen (CZ) , Karel Vladyka (CZ).


Refugees and asylum seekers from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Columbia, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, Palestine, Somalia, Syria, Ukraine, Venezuela; Participants from Lithuania, Portugal, Spain; and Icelandic residents.


Production: Giulia Sandroni, Magdalena Tworek

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